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are common and not that big of deal. but when the royals are in town, it is another story. the duke and duchess of came bres arrived on american soil yesterday. on today's agenda, a charity polo match, from the pricey a-list only. tickets go to will and kate's charity. tonight the couple attend the black tie event. the couple will return to the united kingdom tomorrow. >>> super bowl and "dancing with the stars" hines ward is facing felony charges after an early-morning arrest. we'll tell you what he's accused of. summer here here to stay. when might the storms swing back playing with your friends? i am playing with my friends. hey, mrs. d... joseph? sarah! it's mommy's turn now. let's go. [ male announcer ] the average home has over four internet-connected devices. we were gonna storm the castle. i love your hair. [ sarah ] thanks i went to your guy. it's perfect. i thought we were storming the castle. [ male announcer ] that's why you need the internet rated #1 for supporting multiple users and devices simultaneously. verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for cust
's not that big of a part of the country that falls into that category. thanks so much. >>> apple dominates. big blue sparkles, and modesty in milan. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, we'll tell you why compared to this hollywood friend, matt damon thinks he has it pretty good. >>> coming up, a spectacular crash, a comedy of errors, and what in the world is getting into the pittsburgh pirates. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are your top headlines this morning. the fbi has arrested a man accused of being an agent for pakistan's state intelligence service who allegedly funneled roughly $2 million in contributions to u.s. political candidates and organizations without disclosing his connections to the pakistani government. the fbi says the man's goal was to till u.s. policy against indian control in kashmir. >>> the justice department says 14 people have been arrested in nine states and the district of columbia for allegedly mounting a seeber attack on the pay pal website. the group anonymous
. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. the big story is casey antany gone free after 1,006 days in jail and 12 days after a jury found her not guilty of murdering her daughter, caylee, casey anthony is a free woman. >> this is the scene. casey appears to say thank you to one of the law enforcement officers before she is led out the door by her attorney. kristen dahlgren was there and she joins us live from orlando with the latest. kristen, good morning. >> good morning, lester. well, news choppers lost sight of casey anthony's suv last night so we don't know where she is, other than for the first time in almost three years she's not waking up here at the orange county jail. you can probably hear some protesters are still here. with all the protest and publicity, so much talk about using decoys or sneaking out a back door. in the end, she walked right out the jail's front door. just minutes after midnight, a first glimpse at casey anthony free woman. in a bright pink shirt and showing little emotion, she and her attorney, jose baez, wasted no time. >> she wa
coming with afternoon thunderstorms. that big complex, that cluster is p droidropping south of pitt. pretty good lightning and rain coming from morgantown, west virginia. right now best chance is around noon or 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. today to get these thunderstorms. could get a little hail too. 79 in leesburg, loudoun county. 73 degrees in gaithersburg. st. mary's, maryland, 79 degrees. by 9:00 a.m. pushing into the mid to upper 80s. danella? >>> we have breaking news in silver spring, montgomery county. a serious crash between a police cruiser and another car. everyone involved is expected to be okay. a large stretch of colesville road is closed right now as police conduct an investigation. news 4's megan mcgrath is live on the scene with the latest. >> reporter: colesville road a major commuter route closed in both directions. it could be another hour or two before it reopens. all because of a crash that opened early this morning. that crash involving a montgomery county police cruiser and another sedan. you can see where the cars ended up. the police cruiser very, very banged up in t
's what happened here today. they say the kids were marching under this tree when that limb, that very big and heavy limb without notice without warning came tumbling down on top of them. >> one minute everything's fine and the next a tree just comes tom blung down. it was the people's church vacation bible camp. 25 kids of all different ages. >> we have serious injuries. two older people had pretty significant injuries we would say, priority one. they were taken to local trauma centers, and the three kids, several other kids were evaluated. they have some fairly serious injuries, nonlife threatening. >> everybody's supposed to be okay. the people's church vacation bible camp, every day they do something different. tomorrow they're supposed to go roller skating. i'm pat collins, news 4 washington. >> the fbi arrested a man from fairfax today and accused him of being on the payroll of the pakistani spy service. he's an american citizen, he's the executive director of the kashmiri american council. he's not charged with espionage. authorities say he made thousands of dollars in political con
at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the m
. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
, and they're not a big problem for her. >>> bachmann surged into second place among 12 republicans. mitt romney remains number one at 30%. bachmann is at 16%. that's a big difference from a month ago when she was at 3%. texas governor rick perry comes in third, but he hasn't even decided on a presidential run. >>> today the army major accused of going on a shooting rampage at ft. hood in 2009 will be formally charged. former major nadal hasan will be arraigned today on 13 points of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. hasan will get to enter a plea, but because he faces the death penalty, military law requires him to plead not guilty. attorneys for hasan say they may use an insanity defense. that trial expected to start next march. >>> this morning a taliban spokesman is denying reports the group's leader is dead. the spokesman says a text message sent to journalists claiming the insurgent leader mullah omar had died is fake and the result of a phone hack. rumors of omar's death began to circulate when the text message announced the quote commander of the m
115. it does look like we will cool off by the end of the weekend into next week. we are in for big heat you want to be ready for. >> thank you, doug. >>> still to come tonight a bride gets arrested before she can cut the cake. can cut th[ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> so our baseball team had a rough night. >> yeah, but they almost won. i'll show you. >> almost? yeah. >> i'm trying to get you excited. they had a chance here. >> okay. >> zimmerman's earned run average is fifth best just behind roy halladay. pretty impressive. tonight j.z. was roughed up in houston, his worst outing of the year. but the nats had a chance to win in the ninth. >> did they? >> no. bottom of the first, no score zimmerman facing angel sanchez
something big done. the president's made it clear he wants to do something substantial. you know, when you look in the past at agreements between divided government, it's taken leadership on both sides. it took reagan and o'neil, it took clinton and gingrich. the president is out there, he's willing to do it. he said it in the "state of the union," he said it in the budget. the question is do we have a partner to work with? and i hope the answer is yes. >> but you suspect it may not be yes. >> leadership requires a partner. >> mr. lew, thank you very much. appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> joining me is assistant majority leader of the senate, democrat dick durbin of illinois, and republican senator from south carolina, author of "the great american awakening: two years that changed america, washington and me," senator jim demint. welcome both. >> thank you. >> good morning. thank you. >> tim geithner, treasury secretary, was here last sunday. i asked him about this ongoing deliberation, and he was emphatic about the outcome. this is what he said. >> let me make this clear, david, the
a controversial last choice option to end the stalemate. >>> how big was it? word this morning the number of possible victims involved in that hacking scandal in britain could be in the thousands. this morning one celebrity who says he was a target, hugh grant, speaks out in a live interview. >>> and we need aboat. a huge 18-foot-long saltwater crocodile leaps out of the river to the delight and terror of tourists. and the photographer who took the picture says it's no croc d the picture says it's no croc d day. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. boy, the gloves are off in washington. the move could be more today because the president and top congressional leaders are going to go back to the negotiating table yet again. >> that's right. the republicans were not at all happy with the president's comment on tuesday. now senator mitch mcconnell has offered that last chance option. we're going to tell you what he is offering straight ahead. >>> also this morning matt, it was a deadly cras
migraines under control and they are not a big problem for her. >>> in the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, bachmann surged into second place among 12 republican candidates. former governor mitt romney remains number one with 30%. bachmann is second with 16%. that is a big difference from a month ago, when she was just at 3%. texas governor rick perry comes in third, but he hasn't decided if he will actually run for president. >>> veronica johnson joins us now, talking about the heat that is here and the more heat -- if that makes any sense. >> the impending doom of more heat. yeah. normally during the summer, you get excited about getting out and doing something, right? nothing exciting about getting out the next couple of days, at all, as a matter of fact. tomorrow, we're going for triple digit readings around the area. that means, aaron, it's not going to be just uncomfortable, but stressful being outside. really stressful. hard to cool down and hard to even take a breath at times when you deal with heat index values up around 105 and 110. that's not where we are with as o
worse before it gets better. >>> closing court a big city has to turn people away because the money has run out. is this any way for courts in america to do business? >>> family ties. if you have the gene that raises your risk of alzheimer's disease, wld you want to know about it? tonight the story of a family that had to make that decision. >>> making a difference for noble animals that deserve a better life. >>> and coming in for a very last night. >>> and coming in for a very last night. nightly news begins right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television snoop good evening. they tell us the scientific explanation is this. high pressure compressing the air, cooking the air and ramming it down on top of us and holding it there. but here's the real problem. there are now 34 states where there are heat advisories or heat warnings. one million square miles of our country where folks are being warned about the heat tonight. this heat, the severe heart of it, affects 141 million americans as it's moved over big population centers, we can see how it's gotten worse in time lapse in r
while. >>> a big scare in north carolina's outer banks. a 6-year-old girl attacked by a shark in a foot and a half of water. her mother was just a few feet away. luckily, this little girl survived. we're going to be there live in just a little while. >>> plus, important health advise for women, new recommendation on when and how often you should get a mammogram. it's confusing. it contradicts another recommendation that came out a year and a half ago. what are women to do. dr. nancy schneiderman will be here to sort it out. >>> let's begin with the dramatic end to the shuttle program this morning. tom costello is at the kennedy space center. you had a front row seat, what was it like? >> it was a dramatic and emotional day here. and now it's over. the space shuttle program ongoing for 30 years since '81 is now in the history books. "atlantis" came down at 5:37 eastern time. "atlantis" tracked 307 days in orbit. it came to rest on runway 1-5. the sights and sounds as "atlantis" came in for a landing. >> landing gear down and locked. having fired the imagination of a generation, a ship li
as the last big carrier to offer that unlimited data service. >>> natalie portman's baby now has a name. alif. "people" magazine says the baby boy was named after the first led of the hebrew alphabet. he's now 3 weeks old. >>> it's the end of two eras in daytime soaps, but today abc announced "all my children" and "one life to live" will be available online. >> both shows were sold to prospect park set to launch its own hulu like venture. executives at prospect park say they will continue the same story lines and characters and pick up right where the tv finales left off. >> guarantee, you won't miss a beat. >>> well, it's the beginning of the end for one of the most successful movie franchises in movie history. the last "harry potter" film premiers tonight in london. 8,000 fans camped out for days in trafalgar square, lining a nearly mile-long red carpet in order to see the stars arrive. at least one devoted fan explained nothing is stopping her from getting a front-row seat. >> been here about 72 hours. we've been counting down somewhere. and i'm sunburnt from monday and tuesday when it was
demanding no deal on the debt without big cuts. >> we're here because the american people told us overwhelmingly, cut the spending, cut the debt. >> reporter: in fact, americans are divided. 55% of the usa today poll said spend ning is problem, 55% in the nbc news poll said not hiking the debt ceiling is a serious problem. president obama says both issues could get fixed by the gang of six. more than 50 senators from both political parties attended today's gang of six meeting up here. that's a positive sign. now, getting the details worked out in time to beat the august 2nd deadline, that is plan a. >>> robert gates has signed a two-book deal. the publishing group says gates agreed to write a memoir and a work on leadership. gates stepped down july 1st after serving as defense second for 4.5 years, he was first hired by george w. bush and continued serving under president obama. >>> new york city's going to hold a lottery for couples who want to get married on sunday. it's the first day same sex marriages will be legal there. lawmakers approved gay marriage last month. couples can
. also in the chase for that award are the "big bang cheetheory" "" "the office" "30 rock" and "parks and recreation". steve car rel has yet to win an award. among his competitors, matt le blank in his comedy "episodes." marc barger, nbc news. >>> the buzz is building for something that rock and roll hasn't seen in a long time. the super group. >> yeah, the group, this band is called super heavy. mick jagger, dave stewart, josh stone, ar raman who won oscars. the first cast of characters that formed the band, rock, regular reggae, pop and soul. a tour is due out this september. >> can't wait to hear it. >>> coming up on news4, a scientific break through that's giving dentists and their patients a reason to smile. >>> and why this man is wearing a pasta strainer on his driver's license photo. the answer is coming up. >>> and for all of your news, be sure to follow news4 online. just search nbc was noirm now, this is more like it. >> yeah. >> just want it to hang on, right? at least for the weekend. >> as long as you can, you know, can keep it hanging on. >> right. gorgeous evening, in
. they say the kids were marching under this tree when that limb, that very big and heavy limb without notice without warning came tumbling down on top of them. >> one minute everything's fine and the next a tree just comes tumbling down. >> it was the people's church summer vacation bible camp. 25 kids of all different ages. >> we do have some serious injuries. two older people, two adult males had some pretty significant injuries, we would say priority one, they were taken to local trauma centers, the three kids, several other kids were evaluated. we transported three kids, they have fairly serious injuries, nonlife threatening. >> reporter: everybody is expected to be okay. the people's church vacation bible camp, every day they do something different. today it was fun in the park, tomorrow it's roller skating day. no trees there. back to you. >> let's hope that will be a little safer for them. thank you. >>> now to fairfax county, where part of braddock road is closed. police are on the scene investigating a deadly crash. it happened just before 3:00 this afternoon on braddock road. one p
? >>> plus our big city crowd has gone a bit country this morning for one of the hottest acts around. blake shelton. look at that crowd. the cma's male vocalist of the year takes over our summer concert stage in the 8:30 half-hour. >>> first let's begin with this fatal fall at a baseball game. kim fisher from kxas the nbc station in dallas is at the rangers ballpark in arlington. kim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. everyone out here is simply in shock over what happened here last night. it started off as a typical play. josh hamilton, snagged a foul ball, he went to toss it up into the stands. but it is what happened in the seconds after that that simply shocked everyone. 39-year-old shannon stone who had come to the game with his son, reached out to grab that ball and he fell over the railing. now some of the people who were around did try to grab him but they just couldn't do it as he fell over. he did fall 20 feet but what we understand is that he was coherent while he was down there talking with paramedics, asking about his son, making sure his son was okay. some of the f
's why. big area of high pressure. there's a big strong upper ridge. this is just a heat pump that will continue. and the bad news is, this goes into at least thursday. in fact, jet stream guns up a little further into canada so that heat will be creeping up north as the ridge intensifies. we don't see this breaking down at least until the weekend. so the mid section of the country is going to continue to bake the northeast gets a little bit of a break as we head on into the next 72 hours. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. we'll get the rest of your forecast in a bit. >>> for now, to britain's deepening phone hacking scandal. this morning there are claims that journalists from other rupert murdoch's other papers were involve and the alleged target is former p.m. gordon brown. stephanie goss is in london with this. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, ann. gordon brown does not mince his words when he spoke to the bbc this morning about rupert murdoch's papers me said those papers used people to gather information on known criminals. the allegations appearing in th
, the united auto workers begin contract negotiations with detroit's big three automakers. chrysler, ford, and general motors. the first contract talks in four years, and the first since gm and chrysler emerged from bankruptcy. >>> housing highlights this week, economic data with june housing starts tuesday, and existing home sales on wednesday. >>> and finally, lady gaga is no longer the queen of facebook. rihanna is now the social network's top-ranking female celebrity with just above 40,800,000 likes. well, america's women fight bravely, but go down in flames in the world cup final against japan. for one brief and shining moment, it seemed like it was all theirs. the early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> and well-advertised historic heat wave is under way as it spreads during this week. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." and in sports, after a handful of heart-stopping comebacks, the u.s. women's soccer team ran out of luck yesterday, just ahead of the world cup finish line. here
the times plant as you approach bladensburg road. and on the rails, big delay. this is on the marc. brunswick east, train number 890, your delay is 21 minutes. i'll be back in ten minutes with another update. back to you, joe and aaron. >> danella, thank you. >>> new from overnight, holy cross hospital is fully operational now after a fire caused evacuations there. montgomery county fire investigators tell us that a heating and air conditioning unit outside the building caught fire around 11:15 last night. smoke got inside the third floor, which includes the maternity ward. hospital staff moved some patients to another part of the building while fire crews put out the flames. fire crews say no patients were in any danger. >>> the august 2nd deadline is many looin looming, and there is still no debt limit compromise. president obama will hold another press conference to update the nation on his efforts to increase the limit. melissa mollet with more on what the president is expected to say. >> that news conference is scheduled at 11:00 this morning. this comes amid new hope a deal c
are still growing? coming up, the big business of children's gym memberships and the dangers of lifting too much weight too soon, matt. >>> let us begin on a tuesday morning with rupert murdoch, forced to answer some very difficult questions in parliament today. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london with a preview. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. well, the questioning is set to begin in a couple of hours, just behind me. but ahead of the testimony, news corporation released a statement saying they take the allegations against "news of the world" seriously and are cooperating with authorities. but they reject any suggestion that what happened at the paper is somehow a reflection of the culture at the company. it is an unlikely faceoff. the head of the world's second largest media company, rupert murdoch, questioned by a small panel of british politicians over phone hacking at one of his papers. broadcast live, the world will be watching. >> i wouldn't underestimate. he's deceptively mild, but also extremely astute, as well. of and so he'll give, i think, probably
inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with tvs. this is must see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on media. these hearings will only last for an hour. for rupert and his son james mur dochl doch and another hour for rebecca brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last week. now, members of parliament will try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves to say things on record that could be used against them later. especially if what they say turns out to be misleading. they will be speaking on oath, but on honor. the murdochs and rebecca brooks, on the other hand, will likely try to be as contrite as possible. it's been their strategy of late. apologize, apologize, apologize. no doubt, there will be questions specifically to james murdoch, who had admitted to g
? the only response we got was, "she's safe." >> reporter: anthony's safety has been a big concern to those around her. her attorneys say she's gotten death threats. she's been vilified online. even at the sight where little caylee's remains were found, there was anger mixed in with the mourning today. >> to remember the crime that someone is yet to pay for. >> reporter: that anger may leave anthony paying in other ways. for high security. though she left the jail with just $537.68 from her commissary account. some say a paid interview, movie or book deal may not be far behind. for now, out of sight, but perhaps unlikely to stay out of the spotlight for long. >> i'm just ready for it all to end. i would like to see something else on my television. >> reporter: of course, there are others who can't wait to get their first glimpse of casey anthony in her new life. tonight, lester, no one is saying where she's spending her first full day of freedom. >> kristen, thank you. >>> you didn't have to be a soccer fan or even fully understand the game to be caught up in the drama that took place a sho
hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simply no way to escape. how long will all this last? we'll check in with al roker on that in just a moment. >>> then we're going to talk about the woman who can really pack a punch. we're talking about wendy murdoc
in three stages through next year. >>> a once big brand name is no more. borders book store chain said today it will liquidate after failing to find a buyer. they're closing all 400 retail stores. all of borders nearly 11,000 employees will now lose their jobs. >>> and technology giant cisco systems announced it's eliminating 6,500 jobs, part of an efficiency move. that's 9% of the workforce. that's in cisco's effort to cut $1 billion in annual costs to the company. >>> this was the last day in afghanistan for america's best-known general, david petraeus, who transferred command of u.s. and nato-led troops in that country today to his replacement, general john allen. a west point graduate with a princeton phd, easily the most celebrated modern day general officer is leaving to run the cia as the u.s. prepares for a gradual drawdown from afghanistan. >>> when we come back here tonight, new research is on head injuries, dementia and alzheimer's, and the group that researchers are most concerned about tonight. >>> they may have come up short in the end, but u.s. team is still american ido
thundershower, but after that, the big form will be in the form of lower humidity and cooler temperatures. we'll talk about that, the relo at the rest of the week and weekend and more, coming up in just a little bit. >>> metro is apologizing for delays and inconveniences caused by the heat wave. it got so hot some of the metal tracks expanded. when that happens, the rail loses its alignment. as a precaution, red line trains from silver spring to tacoma park were forced to share a single track. crews spent the night trying to reset the rails back to the proper alignment. >>> two teens are in the hospital after they were hit crossing the the street to get to a festival. this happened last night on richey highway in maryland. they were working to the early heights carnival. crews airlifted the 17-year-old girl and an 18-year-old young man to baltimore shock trauma in critical condition. they were not in a crosswalk. the car that hit them stayed on the scene. >>> your time right now is 11:07. coming up this morning, right now lawmakers on capitol hill holding a hearing to talk about airport secur
, the tea party doesn't like it, steve handelsman now on why president obama and some other big players do like it. >> reporter: with 13 days until possible default, all eyes are on the gang of six senators, three republicans and three democrats. they met today with house democrats. can they craft a deficit deal that can pass congress? lawmakers ask gang of six democrat kent conrad. >> how does this work, where is it headed. >> reporter: like the deficit commission, like president obama, the gang of six has a plan that's balanced. gang of six democrat dick durbin. >> it does it by putting everything on the table. everything. spending cuts, entitlement programs and revenue. >> reporter: $3 trillion in spending cuts, including cuts in medicare and the like. $1 trillion in tax hikes. but not on most americans. >> we're actually reducing tax rates, both on the individual side and the corporate side. >> reporter: that's a move to win over conservatives, like house gop leader eric cantor. >> and so i don't think that raising taxes, increasing tax rates, is the answer. certainly not in an economy
to get to some sort of big deal. the fallback position a more modest position. $2.5 trillion over ten years. still real money, but something far less than this grander barga bargain that was being discussed that mike was referring to. they are pretty far apart here and this was a big setback. >> i hate to say winners and losers here because this deal isn't done, is the president going to win this round? >> we don't know yet because from the republican point of view, this effort to raise ta s taxes, raise revenues has just been a nonstarter. they have a tea party that is against that and a republican process under way where the dominant theme is against any kind of tax increases. be sure about one thing. the president wanted to come out here and get a big deal, so that he could say, look, i swept in at the end and i was the one that lead us to an agreement that really cut spending massively. he got re-election on his mind. that's definitely how he wants to position himself for that. >> again, august 2nd is the date. $14.3 trillion. a lot to get done here. what happens if it's not done
that it's summer we're stuck in an active and persistent summer pattern with a big ridge of high pressure entrenched over the middle part of the country. the good news is we have relief on the way for the northeast by the end of the week. the jet stream and cooler air comes in from the north. however, by the time we head into the weekend that heat, the 90s and the triple digits, building back into the northern plains so no relief in sight at all for much of the south, in particular, the southern plains and, ann, keep in mind we're coming up on what's typically the hottest time of the year and that's july. >> thanks for the warning. >>> in washington, where the prospect of a major deal on raising the debt ceiling and fix the country's budget problems seems to be slipping away. chief white house correspondent chuck todd now joins us. chuck? >> reporter: ann, it wasn't the heat, it was the debt ceiling here in washington. lots of heated rhetoric. it got ugly and even a bizarre proposal in congress that could be a back doorway to solve the crisis. here's the president in an interview with cbs
big elections coming up all over the state. this is a question of who is going to take over the johnson's power position in prince george's connecticut in this void. is it going to be baker and curry and that group, or is it going to be an independent group of black leaders and come up from the grassroots to take over the power structure. so the sooner she's gone the more that coalition, the more that power fight will unfold. >> turning to metro, it was a tough week if you were trying to ride the rails. passengers needed hiking boots because they were malfunctioning around the area. they found flip-flops and sandals stuck in escalators. now, flip-flops don't help the situation anyway. >> no. and they have a continuing problem of inspecting equipment with shaping things up. they complain they don't have enough money. any number of things. staff is being improved since the horrible action we had last year. they're making progress. but things are tough. as one who used the subway this week it was rough. there was no escalator at my various stops. >> i don't know how to add to t
. we're going to make a crisp. a crisp sounds great, but mine end up flat like a big, mushy cookie. >> the trick is to use cold butter. we're going to start with flour. >> okay. >> and cinnamon. >> mmmm. >> and then the brown sugar. and we want to combine those first. now i'm going to cut the cold fat into that. keep it surrounded by the flour, so it doesn't become a paste. time for the fruit. so we have two quarts of washed and picked over blueberries. what. >> do we add to those? >> some white sugar and you could use brown again. >> okay. >> a little bit of lemon juice. >> this is the easiest summer fruit dessert i have ever seen. >> everybody loves this stuff. >> i love it. >> and bake it for about an hour until it's bubbly. more for the family -- maybe if you were having a dinner party, you would do small ones, individual. >> individual ones with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. perfect. >>> what's next? >> we're going to make a granita, a nice frozen dessert, would you tell us an ice cream maker. >> no ice cream maker. >> we're using cucumber, lemon basil and agaffy. you could us
towards us in a big way. out there on a sunday morning, though, a gorgeous sunrise out there. mid-level clouds drifting harmlessly overhead. beautiful shot of the rising sun. sun officially up five minutes ago. so an early start to the day today. temperatures dropped mostly into the 60s. 66 in leesburg. 6 in fairfax. 70, fredericksburg. 73 in washington. 70 in gaithersburg, germantown and silver spring. the view here shows not a whole lot going to. we are waiting on high temperatures to start sneaking back in our direction. 79 degrees at 9:00 a.m. 85 by noon time. highs this afternoon up to 88, 89 degrees or so. if you're headed on down to the beach, it's going to be a great day at the coastline today both today and tomorrow. ocean temperature right now at 70 degrees. that's not too terribly bad. high temperatures low to mid-80s. plenty of sunshine for everybody who is heading on down to the beach. you're going to want to stay near the cool waters of the ocean because, man, is it going to be ugly hot around haoe. we could be looking at not one but two or three 100-degree days by t
. of course, with all the humidity in the air, that's really driving up the heat index, everywhere. big dome of heat started right here in the nation's midsection. this is a look at the heat advisories and excessive heat warnings that are currently in effect right now for so many states. almost two dozen states from north dakota down toward texas. areas east to tennessee, even around western portions of west virginia and up into michigan and even new jersey right now. i think tomorrow easily we'll have more advisories extending off to the east, into the ohio valley and mid-atlantic states. so high temperature today between 92 and 95, but easily feeling like we're over 100 degrees. we've got that already in many neighborhoods. chance for some isolated storms at 9:00 and 11:00 p.m. temperatures fall you have into the low 80s. then tomorrow morning, 75 to 76 degrees. i think we'll just have some clouds around tomorrow. but there are those storms coming on through the area until about 5:00 or 6:00, and then just isolated and mainly down to the south of us. let's go ahead and take a look at your
as comic-con. >> nbc's marc barger has a look at what the big draws are this year for the year's mega convention. >> reporter: if last week belonged to potter-mania, this week belongs to the twi-hards. since monday, fans of the "twilight" saga have been camped outside the san diego convention center. >> we're hanging out, because we want to see the "breaking dawn". >> reporter: they are expected to take part in today's panel discussion of the next installment of the "twilight" saga, "breaking dawn" which opens in september. >> reporter: the trio's appearance is the marquis event for day one of comic-con, a four-daikon eventual of all things science fiction, fantasy and super heroes, both in print and on screen. >> at this point, comic-con is just about every aspect of pop culture. >> reporter: 130,000 people, many dressed for the occasion, will attend this convention, which over its four decades has outdproen grown its comic book roots. >> comic books didn't sell out to pop culture, pop culture found its way to comic books. >> so about yourself, mr. parker. >> reporter: in fact, one o
was responding to a call when the crash happened. >>> our other big story this morning and this week, the extreme unrelenting heat that much of the country is dealing with right now. heat advisories are in effect for the district, virginia, maryland, and 29 other states. it didn't stop some people, though, from getting outside. others, like these construction crews, had no choice. those poor guys, wow. the soaring temperatures too much for a major interstate in minnesota. all the lanes on i-94 in minneapolis are open once again. they buckled under the sun yesterday. >> the people in minneapolis, you know the winters there are brut brutal. now you're dealing with heat waves there. they can't get a break. >> and we have the heat wave here too. another day of high heat and then extreme heat for the end of the week. >>> let's take a look around the area and see how we're doing this morning. we're into the 70s this morning. did have some rain overnight. cooled a few of us down. right now it's 72 degrees just north in gaithersburg, maryland. georgetown at 72. franconia at 75 degrees. seat pleasant at 7
. danella, good morning. how's it looking now? >> a look at our rails. big delay brunswick east. this is train number 890. your delay is now 20 minutes. also traveling 295 south, i still have an accident as you approach east capital street. it's going to block your far right lane. exercise caution as you drive 270 south. this is 66 at gallows road. so far 66 as you approach the beltway, it's not so bad. once you get inside the beltway, it's getting a little bit difficult. lanes are filling up. so far no accidents to report to you. another look at the beltway in maryland. this is at university boulevard. so far the beltway is clear inner loop and outer loop in maryland and no accidents to report at this time. joe and aaron, back to you. >> danella, thanks very much. >>> nobody is excused from the airport pat-downs these days. not even the former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. tmz snapped these pictures of him getting searched by security at chicago's o'hare airport on wednesday. he didn't seem to mind. his screening comes as many argue the pat-downs are too invasive. >>> m
and really just ready for a big, big concert. matt? >> i tell you, al, this represents this morning, the motorcade had to actually move these people out of the way. anyway, we'll get back to you in a couple of minutes. >>> meanwhile, there has been a major development in the ongoing budget negotiations. president obama suspended the talks for the today. we'll tell you why and we'll talk to one of the senators who has been inside the negotiating room all week long. >> that's right. and also casey anthony is going to be released this sunday. and -- from prison. authorities are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety and we're live at the jail this morning with details on that story. >>> remember the photo we showed you earlier this week of that massive 18-foot long crocodile, the saltwater croc? a lot of people thought this was a doctor'd photograph. you can believe it's real. we went in search of that beast and we found him. >>> let's begin with that breaking news over night in boston where two delta planes collided. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us in washington. goo
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